Exenatide Bests Insulin Detemir in Head-to-Head Test

Sooner or later most type 2s face the choice of whether they should begin using insulin. As the effectiveness of metformin or sulfonylureas fades, physicians often look to insulin as the safest, most effective means of asserting control over blood sugar levels. However, a British study shows that patients may want to consider using exenatide (brand names Byetta and Bydureon) instead.  Researchers at the University

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Five To-Do’s for People Newly Diagnosed With Diabetes

There are ways to live with diabetes that allow for optimal health and relative freedom from complications. But to obtain them requires knowledge and know-how. It’s not unusual for a person who has been newly diagnosed with diabetes to be overwhelmed. It calls for a whole new lifestyle, including paying very close attention to diet, counting carbohydrates, exercising, and sometimes taking medication.  So it’s not

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Six Mistakes That Marketers Make When Communicating With People With Diabetes

This is an open letter to marketers who target people with diabetes. From the point of view of a person with diabetes, marketers often make the following mistakes when promoting their products to us. 1. Focusing on sugar Anybody with a blood sugar monitor can attest to the fact that focusing on sugar alone will get you nowhere. Sugar is just a carbohydrate, no worse

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Even 1% Weight Loss Improves Mobility in Older Type 2s

Just a 1 percent weight loss in older people with type 2 diabetes can improve their physical mobility by up to 7 percent, according to a new study just published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Researchers at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, created a four-year study that enrolled 5,000 volunteers. The volunteers, ages 45 to 74, were all overweight or obese.

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